My Friend's Place, Six Months Into COVID-19
As the world continues to adjust to the "new normal" created by the COVID-19 My Friend’s Place is continuing to provide essential care to youth. While we are limiting drop-in services temporarily, we are still providing youth with meals, clothing and emergency supplies, medical care and assessment, as well as providing case management services and housing support. We are continuing to utilize our outdoor space, such as the parking lot, patio, and front gate, to provide young people with critical resources while remaining masked and socially distanced. The health and safety of our young people, staff members, volunteers and community is our top priority, and we are continuing to track and implement recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health departments. Additionally, we are collaborating with our local partners to ensure youth experiencing homelessness are not forgotten in the face of this pandemic.
How can you help during this time?
- Support our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, established to support the critical supplies that will keep our facility clean, ensure that we can continue to provide youth with meals and emergency supplies and cover expenses related to an emergency sick time fund created to support staff health and wellness.
- Shop online through our Amazon Wishlist to help us provide meals, clothing and emergency supplies to our young people during this time. We will continue to update this list to reflect our greatest needs.
- Stay Connected by following My Friend’s Place on our social channels to stay up to date on service changes, emerging needs and to be reminded of the impact that we have together in supporting our young people. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages can be found at the previous respective links.
At this time, we are currently accepting drop-off clothing contributions by appointment only. If you are interested in dropping items off directly at My Friend's Place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment!
Thank you for all of your support. We so appreciate your partnership in our efforts to keep our community healthy and ensure that we can continue to bring much-needed care to our youth.